AIAA Houston 2015 Election Results

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2015 AIAA Houston Section Election. This year we had 48 total votes including many for write-in candidates for the Chair-Elect and Councilor positions. The Councilor positions were filled out by the top 5 people receiving votes and those nominated via write-in for the Chair-Elect position were approached by the current Chair about taking on the responsibility.

The official results are below. Please welcome and congratulate those stepping up to lead the Houston Section for the 2015-2016 year!

The AIAA Houston Section Election Committee

Michael Frostad – Chair
Wayne Hale
David Dannemiller
Sarah Shull
Shirley Brandt

Official 2015 AIAA Houston Section Election Results:

Chair – Alan Sisson
Chair-Elect - Jennifer Wells
Treasurer – Fred Ouellette
Secretary – Lea Hougland
Vice-Chair Technical – Justine Wiles
Vice-Chair Operations – Ashley Nelson
Councilor #1 – Laura Sarmiento
Councilor #2 – Douglas Yazell
Councilor #3 – William “Bill” West
Councilor #4 – Zach Tejral
Councilor #5 – Ryan Miller

If you were not elected, your service is still needed for the appointed positions such as Membership Chair or Programs Coordinator! Please contact Alan Sisson at to volunteer and thank you.

AIAA Houston Awards Banquet at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Join the AIAA Houston Section and Mr. Wayne Hale, former NASA Engineer and Space Shuttle Program Manager on Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:30m at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, an AIAA Historic Aerospace Site.

Additionally, we will be celebrating a year of accomplishments and acknowledging members that are celebrating an anniversary with AIAA or a membership upgrade to Senior Member, Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Honorary Fellow.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event page.

Reminder: 2015 Annual Technical Symposium Moved to Friday, June 5

The new date for the Annual Technical Symposium is Friday, June 5.

Other Important Dates to Remember

Monday, May 18, 2015 – Abstracts due to planning committee (contact us sooner if possible)
Monday, May 25, 2015 – Abstract authors notified of abstract acceptance
Thursday, May 28, 2015 – Luncheon Reservations (pay online at time of RSVP)
Friday, June 5, 2015 – Registration (all day, starting at 8:00 AM)

For more information, please see the event page.

May AIAA Houston Dinner Meeting: SOLD OUT

Thank you to everyone who reserved a ticket (or sent a rsvp) for the May 7th dinner. It is now sold out and no more tickets are available. Due to space limitations, please do not attend if you don’t have a ticket or rsvp’ed before today. Thanks!

More information available on the event page.

When: May 7, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ad Astra rocket company headquarters, 141 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

Speaker: Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz